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defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
gamut - entire range
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
reimburse - repay; pay back